Jnr. NBL season to resume in January - fixtures confirmed

Junior National Basketball League competition will resume iJanuary. 

Jnr. NBL action was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

But, following the return to the three-tier system of restrictions and a period of preparation, fixture schedules have been adjusted to allow the league to restart. 

NBL U12, U14, U16 and U18 leagues will commence from 23/24 January. 

However, if teams can confirm they had training in December, over Christmas period and in January, and both teams are in agreement, there is availability for some fixtures on 9/10 and 16/17 January 2021. This must be authorised with BE on a case-by-case basis. 

Gail Richards, Basketball England Senior Delivery Manager, Leagues, Competitions and Events, said: “It’s great that our junior clubs will be safely returning to the court after the shutdown. 

“We have been able to rearrange fixtures in a way that is manageable for everyone involved and look forward to seeing our young players getting back to what they do best and progressing through the remainder of the season. Good luck to everyone.” 

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Please note

  • No spectators are permitted at games. 
  • Clubs are not obliged to play and should contact Basketball England if they are uncomfortable or concerned about conditions in their areas.   
  • In a change to conditions announced previously, players who turn 18 during the season are now able to continue playing in U18 teams and competitions. 
  • Junior local league partners have the go-ahead to restart to competitions. 

Membership 

As part of the Return to Play, clubs, leagues and members must be registered and affiliated with Basketball England in order to undertake any basketball activity, whether that is indoors/outdoors or individual/group.   

Information on how to do this can be found in our membership hub.   

Should further support be required, please email support@basketballengland.co.uk 

A list of our registered and affiliated clubs/leagues/associations for the 2020/21 season can be found here.